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benefit from some your zero waste grants to oppose along with that but i think those two things probably go together. that's one thing that sort of immediately comes to mind. the other thing that i think is exciting to work on would be-i know that the puc that is in collaboration with the department of environment, it's getting up clean power as that and i think there might be some opportunities to work together on purchasing renewables and other greenhouse gas regeneration so that we can take advantage of the work that each other is doing and maybe help economies of scale there. i would be-we also director rafael at it would be helpful in helping us understand how to create the position of the sustainability director and i would was key to work the work were doing and this much expertise that's sitting around the stable and in that apartment that it would be key to have all the good ideas you want to throw at us. i think we now have the real capacity,
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internally, to execute on that. >> president omotalde: thank you. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: thank you both for coming in. it's good to see both of you again. so, this is sort of a follow to commissioner hoyos question. if you achieve your goals, this can be a ripple effect. you're going to have vast numbers of new writers and those people are going to the park, if that's the technical term, in san francisco and a lot of them are going to get on other kinds of public transportation. whether it's bike were buses or whatever. so, i would welcome, at least assurance, or it is not a big discussion, that you are not only talking to the departments about its
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expertise, but that you are at least trying to get sort of a candle on all the parts of the city family in san francisco that will be impacted by the achievement of your goals. particularly, in terms of ridership. both in terms of increasing the number of people who ride and how they get to your vehicles. it's not just in san francisco. it's all around the bay. i mean, do we need new institutions in order to make sure that this experience is seamless and that everyone has the same goals and that they are all benefiting from each one is learning and doing, or can we use the institutions that we have? it would be a shame if we didn't think about, as it seems to me, in this
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product and systemwide way as we possibly could because, i think that we would be much more successful if we did. >> testifier: it's a really great question. depending on who you ask, is 27 or 29 different transit operators in the bay area. whoever you ask mike and that's probably a good 22 many. i think there's a think we really do need to sort of think about how were all coordinating effectively. traditionally, part five itself as an east bay institution and i think san francisco spray much in east bay institution 'the new generation of leadership both in the city and part i think are thinking much more recently that all of our problems and it's not just-i
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think that's a lot closer collaboration now than there has been in a long time between bart and although sortie sort of city family. i think it's probably reflected in the last transportation bond measure. where there was money devoted to the canopies over to protect the part escalators and entrances which also muni entrances and escalators as well. there's been a real sort of strong collaboration between the city and part on that. it's kind of, a small as that seems, i think even that is as it happened in a long while. about about bold heart, for instance which is another joint part unique facility, we been doing incredible work with muni on rebuilding that station and sorting out helping muni sort out a bunch of the real challenges especially safety challenges that her face there in terms of pickup and drop-off for cars and for tmc's in
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terms of pedestrian access, in terms of even intermodal access between barton summoned the muni lines there. so what, really narrow paths and really narrow corridor just be sort of big unique metro light rail vehicles rushing up right next to you. and with the planning department as well and the supervisor avalos autos, were going to be be purchasing one of the parking lots for which we call the upper yard right next to the balboa park station for affordable housing. that i think is a key part of how we can work with the city. we need to not just the workers transportation site with the planning side as well. to make sure were using our resources as effectively as possible and were contributing overall to the city planning targets and planning objectives. so, i hope that kind of its bid or scattershot that gives you some comfort. >> commissioner wald: it does indeed. thank you >> president omotalde: any further comments? hearing none,, thank you so much. thank
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you. just before we move onto the next item i would like to announce what public comment after all of the presentations for item 7 due to inefficiency of time. anthony. >> clerk: items seven-the presentation on the extension bay area bike share. the speakers are emily stapleton, general manager motivate and heath maddox transportation planner with the san francisco immiscible transportation agency. >> testifier: good evening
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commissioner and director rafael. my name is emily stapleton general manager for bay area bike share. i work for a comedy called bay area motivate. which is the largest operator bike share assistance across the country. as you know, the bay area bike share system has been on the ground here in san francisco in four other cities for the past two years as a pilot program and were very excited to announce a huge expansion coming over the next two years. i've a short presentation and will hand off to keith maddox, from sf mta in the middle of it he will him and bike the microphone back to me and will happy to hear your questions at the end. first of all, the sense of scale for the increase in the bike share system is something to really get our arms around as we begin this presentation. today, there are 700 bytes the cover five cities san francisco san jose
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in three cities along the peninsula redwood city, mountain view, and paulo alto. when expansion is coming whether 7000 bytes across our network which is approximately the size of city bike today. those city bike is itself expanding and growing beyond its bikes but this is a complete transformational change from the toe in the water pilot we been doing the last two years. the increase in scale should increase the utility of the program here in san francisco and any other cities that we service. there will be a change in terms of the total footprint of the system. like i mentioned, in san francisco san jose in three peninsula cities going for it week san francisco san jose three e. bay cities that, on object today there are zero bikes their stations in the east eight the course of this extension three 1500 bytes in the east bay alone, which is comparable to bike share system for example in the boston metro area which is a huge system. so, each of these three systems is san francisco growing to 500 bytes. the state going to 59 and san jose growing to 1000
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bytes. each is a formidable system together an interconnected network of bicycles shared stations. it should be a powerful force overly encouraging voter shift from people that may have driven to their destinations maybe now you can take part or amtrak workout thing and get to where you're going to have a plan for your final mile. a couple other notes before i move from this slide. the pointer on this slide. the way that we are bringing this large-scale expansion is through sponsorship and two member revenue. so it's a nice thing about the program is that it's coming at no cost to the taxpayers of no public funding is going to the purchase of the stations were the operation. were pretty excited about that. were looking for a partner right now to be our title sponsor for the program and
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hope to news about that very soon. the other piece of those that support 20% of the stations will be located in committees of concern in all the cities in which were operated. so, those locations or those areas designated by mbc and printed out were station locations go, we have an overlay of those communities of concern and we are sure to go out and actually engages the committees. going to stations on where the stations should go. running to the number system auto go but for a quick review, 4500 bikes in san francisco % increase of over 4000 bytes from today. which is really wonderful. by the time that were done with the extension bay area bike share, ill be the dances by sure in the united states having the most bikes per capita. at this point number two handoff to m my colleague keith maddox who's going to talk whatsoever benefits of the problem including environmental benefits but i'll close with some discussion about our
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process and timeline for when to expect by share and how were selecting stations. >> testifier: hello thank you emily did a good evening commissioner did am keith maddox. tina planner with a missile transportation agency that in managing the city's efforts on bicycle sharing for about the last five years now. it's a pleasure to be here this evening to talk you. so, what emily described the extension is really a public-private partnership. much of the burden for funding is fallen upon the private sector, but we are still going to accrue all be benefits to the public sector. we are getting something that is very affordable on a large scale for visitors and residents to use. it's importantly active transportation, which will improve the health of our city
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residents and reduce healthcare cost. clearly, it's not missions and congestion reduction benefits. the point here about 30% of the bay area during the pilot about 12% of trips taken by bay area bike share members were formally by either single occupant vehicles or taxis, were the transportation network companies. bike share is often used as a first and last mile mode to access transit and so it's taking better vantage of the existing network and a lot o allowing peopl to get to transit, but also relieving overburdened transit like we have issues as director described about bart. and muni as well. it also supports, here we have station zero on the slide but sports all those of
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other city policies and efforts to our general plan is the transportation element could the transit first policy for the city of san francisco. the mta strategic plan, the bicycle strategy in the bicycle clamp. bicycle sharing fits and supports all of our existing policy efforts, really. we have some motivate in this public-private partnership a commitment to follow cities for source hiring guidelines even though they're not required to do so and we expect there will be a good number of green collar jobs though, of the partnership and were excited about that. so, of particular interest tonight is the greenhouse gas emissions reduction would you have some estimates so the back of the envelope. we have a lot of data from this estimate that was excited about bicycle sharing. it's the more i work on by
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sharing into a less about the bike that about the system. and because we know our members are doing over the bikes are starting and ending up a lot of information the whole backend to the system and it people i work with at the mta have built an impressive dashboard and so there on the left it's a little hard to read without representation of daily trips. this one. that's bout three years of data i'm almost-2.5 years of data really. it's close to 1 million trips will he have been taken so far. 1000 trips in san francisco. the high range in san francisco in today's 1400 trips are on average we've seen about 800 trips per day just 350 or-315 by slept in the system at this
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point. so, as part of the pilot project evaluation metropolitan transportation commission, did were hired kaiser to do in the valuation of the greenhouse gas emissions benefits because the primary source of funding for the pilot was from mpca's climate initiative program. so, they did a on application in averaging 800 trips a day about three or 1000 trips per year, they be taken into account the omissions from the actual operations of the system and subtracting that from the net, were from the gross rather, they quantified just over 70 tons of greenhouse emissions reduction per year for the pilot.. if you scale that up, to be closer than 16,000 trips a date which is where he will respect will see a whole expansion of the pilot, and something on the order 69 trips per year, then instead of 2.7 trips per day per bike which is
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what we are seeing up, we spec once the system expensive we used were intensively. some were trips per bike per day and will be seen somewhere closer to 1400 tons of greenhouse gas emissions reduction per year. just a little more about the public-private partnership your between motivate and the mta. emily mention the sponsoring motivate is in charge of finding a private sector sponsor to fund the purchase and deployment and operations of the system. being the equipment and sophomore software and in charge of signing up the members and leading efforts on station design and citing an outreach and also operations and marketing. on the mta said, a lot of these functions were performed by my team at the
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mta, but now it's up to motivate to perform these functions. but we spent a lot of time last year working on contacting and we served out largely a coronations and review quality assurance, quality control and support for the station design an outreach from my group is in charge of all of the permitting which sounds very simple, but nothing is simple. in san francisco. so where's you might be able to get a station permit in a daze in summer like not san jose might take 90 days in san francisco. there's a lot of stuff level review and intra-agency review and intra-agency review and ultimately a series of permits will be issued to motivate to deploy the equipment on the street. so, right now were in the process we've chosen the locations for the 60 or 70 new stations in the first wave were beginning to review the first designs have entered into our
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approval process and ultimately will be issuing permits the summer. and into the fall. then, also on outreach, that's primarily motivates response ability, but we have a lot of expertise and interest in cd outreach done right so were very supportive of their efforts there. that's all i have for you tonight. were going to let emily finish of the presentation. thanks very much. theo thank you. >> testifier: so, the last portion of the presentation would just be reviewing what we are today and were about to go. the rollout of the bike share stations in san francisco with a place in four phases. we are preparing right now for phase 1, so we've been through a public outreach phase and we
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are now entering the permitting phase for phase 1 of the process. simultaneously, we party begun phase to you are looking for potential sites for the second portion of the rollout. so our process there you can see were repeating the second row, everything will timely enter a phase. it starts with motivate identifying feasible locations. things that have enough access to solar for example the stations are sold out. making sure that no utility conflict is not within breath making sure it's a bible station location. the second is bringing the stations to the public and having a discussion and dialogue with the communities in which the stations would be located and saying, here are some options, which do you like best for your micro neighbor that you live in or work in? from there, we reached this step for phase 1, we propose locations for phase 1 sites. from there, were accepting additional feedback from either of funding
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businesses for example or other residences or businesses on the blocker we will have it bike share statement we didn't really proactive outreach door-to-door with them to make sure they know bike share is coming and answer any questions. the survey public feedback forum online. were hoping the expansion that circulates neighbors help neighbors and were getting additional feedback from people that were not able to make the workshop. from there was review pretty good about the stations are then selected for each phase, we say the stations and submit the permits to mta and that picks up where keith was describing his process in the mta. so, were doing this in portions because the extension is so huge and so rapid that it would be rolled out. we can do this all once overnight. but will be doing it in segments for san francisco and similar segments for the east san jose as well. i just talk to this a little bit in terms of how we do our outreach to find
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technically bible cites those public workshops. oscar to this slide pretty quickly. moved to the last one picture shows a few stats about results. we have a website that i would encourage people to navigate to. give us some recommendations and where they like to see stations. it's been open since last week that 5000 unique summations for what people would like to see by ship it that's very encouraging to us there's a lot of public interest in this. as we been engaging in conversations for phase 1 but with that more than 70 stakeholder meetings with neighborhood associations, urging groups, other city stakeholders, bart, muni, the port authority, second part, anybody touched by bike share we want people to know it's coming. we want to talk about ways to partner and so we've had several meetings the number has already tallied up well beyond 70 in recent weeks. as we go through the different expansion phases we are having
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workshops that are cosponsored by physics for buses so the first age it was district 8 and 95 2030 participants for workshop which was wonderful. and afterwards, several comments collected from the sf online map. one other we were trying to reach people is posting in public letters in the neighborhoods were going to bike share so that if you did make it to the workshop can see it online, didn't submit a comment there's one more place you can see the station and the program is coming and submit a comments. that is a bit about our public outreach and just really briefly, this is the footprint for phase 1. again, there are four total phases for san francisco and the back of the system will be much broader than this. we are preparing to release the phasing that very soon but these are very sites
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agreed for phase 1 through this public process. so the dark spots on this site phase 1 sites and the yellow outline includes the blue dots, was her current stations. the idea was by sheer to maintain density and grow from the core. the matter use either provides the existing footprint we have an begins to expand outward into neighborhoods. again, this rubber since 25% of total bikes so we have a long way to go beyond that. so that concludes our presentation. there's any questions both keith and i are happy to answer >> president omotalde: thank you so much that i have two questions for you. one, i feel like i live in a world where myself and all my friends use apps. i'm sure by sure has one but i'm wondering if the program itself integrated into other apps by the destination i'm going to, will bike share be given to me as an option to choose? >> testifier: yes. there is an app that exist today for bike share. it is pretty basic functionality on 14 shows you with our bikes available. as we
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expand, were looking to build our own proprietary app that goes with the system and hopefully is markedly slight been able to look at your member account information, the will to share your trip with your friends. also important eventually we like for casual writers people just 20 for 24 hours people to purchase our app. today we about safety functionality you can see with the stations are. can see, the bikes are available. soon we want to build up the capabilities of her own app and bigger picture, in terms of integrating with things like google maps or apple maps, something by sure industries probably trying to formulate a common data standard for so we can all come to apple and google and say, here's how were going to share bike share information please include us in your maps. last piece of this essay with the transit aggregator. the transit app for example. and several others. they're very eager to include bike share information today.
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it's an open source so you can get the same information on a basic app with our bikes and docs available. it can be integrated in that app is interested in having bike share on the platform. >> testifier: emily is right but i'm happy to report that the work of my mta i sit on the board of a new industry associate call the north american bike association and one of our recent couple schmitz was to actually develop the industry wide standards for standard bike share location. i can think of the sector because i do not work on this particular project but the standards are out there now and for now it's up to all the individual systems to comply with the standard. previously, bus stops for instance are out there and google both bus stops on the map because there's a worldwide standard. we now have that same standard in place for bike share stations. it just that the industry the gray systems have to catch up. >> president omotalde: thanks. by second question is in regards to how is i guess bike
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share and mta look at bike share program has in response or something help mitigate natural disasters or disasters? when muni when bart goes out house bike share petrilli powered on solar? was that even thought about because is not a question if in the next earthquake is not in its question of when. how will people get home? >> testifier: i think a simple answer to that is solar powered and so the basic functionality of the station should work. i think for having cellular heaven is, so their accountability by new purchases by may be problematic to feel the membership of expect the station operational functionality would still work. if you elect he thought the station should be able to read that and allow a trip. i have to look old alluded work closely with the invocations would be but the stations to standalone. without the grid.
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>> president omotalde: thanks. commissioner stephenson >> commissioner stephenson:. i've a quick question you were on television can you beat just those with a url is if people want to go and suggest as they should sue people at home note? >> testifier: yes. bay area by sheer.comexpansion. >> president omotalde: commissioner wald >> commissioner wald:. thank you for coming this evening. this says by sure has huge potential and thank you not just for coming but for all of the work you do. so here's my question. some of my colleagues in some department staff know, i'm a big believer in the words or recognition programs. have you got thought about integrating and a word program into the operation of bike share so that you would recognize the person who lives the most trips or does the most miles?
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you would give them, in return, something like two or three or five free trips so that they would keep going and so that they could post their accomplishments and their friends and other people will want to compete with them and maybe even beat them out the following year. because, i do believe that programs like that in addition to having lots of bikes were people to use, but competition has positive results. >> testifier: i love that idea and i think that recognition is part of bike share over the long-term. like i said the app capability is pretty basic right now. we haven't been able to put a lot of thousand whistles and even something as simple as sharing your right social group to let others know i'm writing this is a healthy way to get around. you should try, too. i think over time i can see is incorporating those types of things are having
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pitches for number of trips per anniversaries of certain tips that you did. today we do a very informative for doing a featured member post or before participating in a parade or something will announce reach out to top writers. we see your engaging we'd love to view and [inaudible] will informally we do that today but over time would be put more formal program around. >> president omotalde: commissioner hoyos peelers this is xavier i three questions. some density question on this one. so, your private sector. san francisco is pretty big. it's 4500 coming online and then oakland is 850. i'm just curious about the ridership projections, how that happens? how you plan to grow more in oakland, to? that sort of question about why the big
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emphasis on san francisco although i understand with a really strong like writing culture could already see that on market street and us. that's my first question. second question what you mean more about committees of the concern. the about low incomes committees but if you could flesh that out finally i'm curious kind of a header question, two, and how are you advertising this? how do we kind of use social media to create the culture of biking because i feel like there's a certain demographic that's really gets on their bikes and then there's a lot of people who would and mrs. [inaudible] how are you promoting it? >> testifier: the first was about gross and size of the system in the different markets. this is largely a demand analysis we do the
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professional engineering firm that looked at factors like residential and commercial density, which is where bike share drive does well and able to make those connections to transit we were talking about workplace short trips they might've taken in a cab is that of a vehicle. we also look at topography, bike infrastructure, general connectivity. so, that's what drove the basic footprint for the different areas we are in. this is a 10 year program that we have an agreement with mpc to implement. so, there's also a path to expanding beyond the initial imprint through further investment to motivate to city investment and also through private sector individual organizations could underwrite a station in a new neighborhood or bunch of stations in a new neighborhood if they want to. so, that's what the initial demand analysis is based on. again, it's a network [inaudible] when there's more trips. so looking to go from 800-1000 trips per day to 10 or 12,000 trips per day.
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>> testifier: one of the important things to member is we been doing this for 2.5 years already in a variety different context, urban context. the 700 bikes to start, 350 of them and 35 stations of the 70 stations in san francisco. we've 9% of the use here. i think it's not a real fair comparison between peninsula and these baby still the reason one big reason for that is that we have the preconditions for success in san francisco. that's where the bulk of the stations in the region wheelie should go for starters, at least and we'll see how it goes from there. >> testifier: communities of the consent. based on an
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defined standard it does include such of them as income access to transit, several other factors. san francisco adar 70 unique designated committees of concern and motivate as a greeter of stations in each of those seven locations. the 20% of the total that are going to all be concentrated on the corridor when the seven committees of concern which covers a pretty broad range of san francisco. >> testifier: there are seven of them in san francisco and the way the mpc determines them and i can remember them off the top of my tongue but there are groups of census tracks and they have about seven different factors, which can qualify particular track is pertaining to the community of concerned and things like income. it's things like single mothers were limited english proficiency as head of whole school. minority majority kind of thing. tool committee of concern will come up it's the first is just a variety of different ways to get out census tracks we should be concerned about. >> commissioner hoyos: okay. lesson was on the culture these.
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because of our right. we are multiple different channels were targeted by themselves market the service. seeing somebody having fun writing beating the bus and all these things happen which is great. that's one of the ways that people learn about bike share explored. because it's so inherently local and committee-based, you will see a local street fairs and festivals and events feels he is tabling this a little bit of grassroots outreach that we. certainly, there will be an increase as you outreach as well just because breath of the expansion so far this loving you education to do with people that have not been adjacent to the system just to say what it is, how it works, how it's priced and how to try for the first time. so, we'll be using multiple channels to reach audiences. >> commissioner hoyos:. thank you. >> president omotalde: director rafael >> director raphael:. i want to come back to one of the points that commissioner pres. omotalde had about resilience
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in the points of thinking as bikes as a born piece of that puzzle after a disaster. you probably already work with patrick but i want to point out the city has an office of resilience now. they're going out to communities and talking to communities about how we make resilience neighborhoods. the department of the environment has a grant from the department of energy to look at solar plus battery storage in various committees sold to minis can respond it seems to me the perfect nexus to think about where we locate these micro-grids to having a bike share station in that same area. so, as you expand out beyond the core, i think they'll be something that i know i will bring back to the department something to think about and am wondering if the resilience and work with patrick is something you are already engaged in? >> testifier: not yet but thank you. >> director raphael: great opportunity i see a perfect mix. >> president omotalde: any
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other commissioners? hearing none, thank you so much. >> clerk: xms seven-c committee outreach presentation update on s.f. moves program a collaboration between the department of the environment and the san francisco initial transfer transportation is of. speakers are lower (i wish it's rotation program specials and daniel soto outreach and transportation program associate. >> testifier: good evening. thank you, commissioners. i am pretty much here to talk about a pilot program were engaging
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in partnership with sfmta get called sf will. the single gold getting people out of their cars by themselves. the goal of this program was to try something new to take scalable to be able to go big but we started just into unique neighborhoods. some of the things we just heard we looked at disadvantage communities, places that have capacity on their transit line on bike lanes, on an ability to encourage the behavior we want to see. most critically got this in information-based campaign. when i worked with dpw on potholes we were not looking to install new start our expectation we came from the place where places the recent people needed to get out of the cars was of able and the challenge we are facing people don't have access to the information or could not tap
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into it. so, we worked on figuring out what is it that people needed and how could we get it to them. we had conducted best practices reach of it were not the first ones to try and engage in neighborhood behavior type transportation purpose. [inaudible] was the first one to do this. as i mention this was a pilot program. as we did the best practices research, we weren't necessarily looking for what has been done and what worked well to disagree replicate here. what we learned was great in other places and then looked internally to san francisco, what could we tweak and really, san francisco in a scale and scope how can we take it in a broad scalable citywide ultimately, level. portland was one of the first places to do this over a decade ago in a putting a quite intensive people hours actually with her model. one of the things they
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did which to be successful was actually doing something like delivering their information via person on bike. it was a intensive one-on-one model. something which we learn about something important and we chose to tweak it. once again we were looking into something scalable. another model was seattle. also once again doing this for over a decade. they had their approach with offering something in terms of monetary benefits, which was their transit passes. they were giving a kind of resource with the money already to encourage people to try the system and acclimate to it. like i said, we were this is a pilot this is something new. so indeed we
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actually start from a very different place in the end. we looked at rather than what were providing these oppressive called human centered design. this is about getting into the community, putting our resources heavy in the front, going in, this then we were out and about on our bikes on the street, jumping onto muni, driving around during rush hour and what was it about the land, the landscape, that guided people's behavior? we went into the street and talk to people. what is it that is encouraging you to drive alone? why so you're not on a bike this time? we invited people into our office in groups to brainstorm with them, listen and learn. in this human centered design, we try to think of community by community what makes or needs unique and how can we address that. so, once such example in the mission, which you'll hear more about later, we actually heard people kind of knew that there
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were bike lane infrastructure. from our perspective there's plenty of signage. the lines are green. it's very clear but we are people on the ground were not aware where the bike lanes went and how they were connected to one of the things we immediately learned to address that and with our team we made a mission-based bike lane map. exclusively on bike lanes and where they went. it's a kind of work we did with human centered design. working more through the pilot projects we did as my colleague danny soto. >> testifier: thank you. hello commissioners. so the first pilot phase of this sf move we target that murphy's mission neighborhood. we had about 7000 residents both owned businesses
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in the project area. response rate in this neighborhood was lower than desired and however, through the human centered design, and here was an opportunity for us to conduct some of that and just who evolve and innovate. we were not getting the results we were design. at the end of the pilot, this particular pilot phase, the team went back and we analyzed, try to make inferences as to why there was such a low response rate from our audience. perhaps scuttle the condo was not clear were we do not have a proper outreach strike it so we went into the new neighborhood we were going to be focused on in pilot phase 2, it was important for us to take some these lessons learned and to launch a new iteration of this pilot. so pilot phase 2, we were targeting oceanview good and angles of it this time around we were talking about 10,000 residents as well as focusing on commuters along the main business corridor on ocean
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avenue. this time around we conduct a pretty extensive online marketing strategy to promote wider program awareness. the online app targeting this is a project area and we ate costly updating where we are directing people to these apps based on google analytics. we were making sure we want to make sure people were accessing the resources and information but we wanted them to get could be also at the same time were doing constant website improvements in or to enhance the user experience. these are my topics really reinforce the rapid prototyping and testing approach the learned early on to the human centered design process. another change from the mission was partnership engagement. so, early on and before the program launched in this neighborhood, we met with members of the ocean ave., association, we also met with
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different neighborhood associations from home associations and community groups should we want to get some feedback and also little know about the launch was coming and also see if there was room for collaboration and partnerships through these different groups. through these partnerships, we have some awesome partnerships should very effective groups willing to work with us. we got into many of their newsletters able to publish on local newspapers. you were also able to table and present a different community and business centered events. also, with our commuters we get a face-to-face approach. we were it consisted of basically and delivering premade sf move travel packets to people working on ocean avenue. while this was not really a personalized approach, we learn from the mission that when interacting with small businesses and employees don't come in with premade travel packet program materials, we garnered a lot more enthusiasm
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is coming with an order form personally talk about the program with them. so, sf move is still going on right now in will be ending at the end of the month, at the end of may. bristol getting a lot of engagement from the residence to our order forms were on our website as well as from the commuters of themselves. we were measuring success with the help of pre-and post-surveys and the service will to indicate whether there was reduction in long trips and increasing willingness to change behavior. so, stay tuned for results and thank you for your attention. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioners, any questions? commissioner or mail bermejo >> commissioner bermejo:. thank you for the presentation. it just warms my heart that you're using human centered design i wonder how you came to
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that decision to go that way? >> testifier: unfortunately, our supervisor is not here today i think she was actually really dominant force in engaging human centered design. it is to the center of that apartment where closely looking at new angles. as i said we did best practices. we looked at others had done, but everybody is unique at every neighborhood is unique. to understand those nuances how to really work with them, there were various scuttle looking at right now were using human centered design. >> president omotalde: male great way to reach a lot of key reason like you said that what those unique needs. thank. >> president omotalde: thank you. i would second that. i love when people come up and admit what did not work because
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i think so often we try to highlight we did this so what do we do this alone but no one takes a step back to state what we did wrong and how we learn from it and use it. so thank you for that. commissioner stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: though study much my point, too. i really appreciated hearing your looking at google analytics and optimizing on the side that you went through you set up from the beginning to be scalable so this is something we can replicate and do again. that's wonderful. just having a presentation where you say we had a lessons learned from pitching one and two we didn't have enough respondents come i think that's fantastic that you guys are learning from the work that you're doing and applying it as you go for. i think it's will to see the pre-and post results in the operations committee, when that time comes. thank you for all the work. >> president omotalde: is, thank you. thank you so much. now we will open it up to public comment for items seven. or on items seven.
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>> testifier:-johnson. tell me about how these [inaudible]. i just got back from san mateo in this environment [inaudible] i have problems trying to focusing but [inaudible] i have no idea i was supposed to go
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there. apply for this job and they turn me down. that wasn't too long ago. so was doing inventory over at [inaudible] was talking to the manager about it. i went into the courtroom every day. when i was supposed to go there [inaudible]
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>> clerk: honor my new public comment is strictly limited to the item that we are discussing. >> testifier: this what i'm talking about. this new ways of reconstructing and building a new project. [inaudible] the issues that i've gone through and it did not make sense. it had nothing to do with [inaudible]. all i'm saying is that i love to go and you do this job and do it [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you. any further public comment on items seven we pick hearing
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none, of the comment is now closed. next item on the agenda >> clerk: item 8 approval resolution file 26 06 supporting the proposed transportation demand management ordinance which is a component of the planning department transportation sustainability program. it's been a joy document is a resolution filed 2016 six and the proposed transportation demand management program ordinance the speaker is weighed with graph environmental review planner with the planning department. >> testifier: good evening. i'm not weighed. this is way but i'm from sf mta and were tag teaming on this presentation. thank you for having us. it's a pleasure to be here this evening. the
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initial site is beautiful. i assure you. i'll get started in the interest of time. so, we are here to provide an overview of something that were really excited about and hoping that you be excited, too. we are asking for you to adopt a resolution endorsing this new piece of legislation and encouraging the board of supervisors and the mayor to adopt it. and the planning commission to adopt it into law. so, what we're presenting this evening is the final component of the transportation sustainability program. were tsp l r try to be acronym like in a presentation as i know wade will. the transportation sustainability program has been many year endeavor between multiple agencies, sf mta, the
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planning department, the san francisco county hesitation attorney and author office of speedy economic. this program is focused on improving our transportation system to accommodate new growth. joining me as i mentioned is weighed-from senior planner from the planning departments. the goal of the transportation sustainability program is to keep people moving as our city grows. anyone who has been on our streets were not transit system during rush-hour nose were already facing capacity constraints-out. what it means is that san francisco is a great place to live and work and visit those are wonderful things. but it also means a lot of work to do to get people where they need to go. the good news is san francisco is hard at work doing that. we have a number of system expansion
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efforts, safety extension enhancement projects, service enhancements, and we are working across agencies to manage transportation demand as you've already heard. transportation sustainability program really focus on new development in this new trips. it asks what is the role of new development and how do they do their share. that's the slide showing some of the things that were already doing in the transportation sustainability program doing really looking at new development. so, the transportation sustainability program has three components really excited to report that two of them have been completed and are now the law of the land
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here in san francisco in the last six months. last fall, the city adopted the invest component, which is the transportation sustainability fee could it collects money from new development to invest in transit and safer streets. in march, the planning commission checked off the a line box, which replaced level of service with environmental review, with looking at vehicle miles traveled. so, instead of counting cards, and not really doing much about it, we are now capturing something meaningful. how many projects, new projects generate. and seeking to reduce that, which as you have, really is a key contributor to environmental quality issues. now we are working towards the adoption of a third component the shift component, which is a proposed transportation demand management ordinance forward development. this ordinance
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integrates transportation amenities on site to reduce the need to drive from new bands to use development projects. the shift component links the other two components by supporting people and using transit and walking and biking and taking car share which is what were asking developers to invest in. through their fees and by reducing vehicle miles traveled from projects. the shift effort looks at the limited capacity we have for driving. it looks at city goals and asked what new development template to support the residence tenants and workers in accessing news sites without having to drive. the answers transportation demand management. so, development focus transportation demand management first to physical measures, incentives,
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information and tools that support sustainable trip choices. these are measures that are controlled by a developer or property owner and really target the trips that are made by residents and workers and tenants and visitors to those sites. i want to emphasize that because as you know, the world of transportation demand management is very broad and we in san francisco have a lot of transportation demand management programs in place like sf move, like big share, that are more broadly focused. these are measures that are very specifically focused to residents and tenants of specific new developments. an major changes of use. before i get into the details of what we are proposing, i thought it will be useful to point out that were not starting from 0g's transportation demand management here in san francisco. there is what were working with as a starting
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place. there are some planning codes require meds and some projects are depending on location and use and size subject to them. these are things like having on-site car share spaces, bicycle parking requirements, things like that. if projects include transportation demand management measures of beyond what the code requires, they tend to happen at the end of projects as mitigation measures, environmental review the conditions of approval that come out to a planning commission approval process. in our poll we've seen this is the opportunity to integrating them
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at the beginning fundamentally offers to shape the project in the shape of projects impact. we do have some requirements later to parking, which is one of the most powerful transportation demand management tools, like unbundling parking progress eventually uses parking maximums in many places in the city. generally, it's a one-size-fits-all type of set of requirements. we do not have ongoing compliance that we do and part of that is we don't have a fee to support that kind of work and that kind of staff. so, in crafting the legislation, it proposed transportation demand management ordinance we look at best practices from across the country and we found what informed i reposted the first is, having a conference of approach to really addresses a range of uses and aims to support it target. figure out what is the goal. what are we trying to achieve with that ordinance that's the best practice. identifying and integrating transportation demand management watchers at the beginning when object is being conceived and shaped so that it can really affect the project ends up to be. another
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best practice we found is linking transportation demand management requirements to how much parking is provided on-site. we know and our literature is going to support this as well as our own data collection here in san francisco that there is a very strong relationship between providing parking on site and driving. so, linking 10 sedation demand management requirements with how much parking is provided ivan makes a lot of sense. providing flexibility and how developers achieve a target or goal to recognize neighborhood context and specifics of a development and of course having a compliance program and funding staff to support it. so, with that were proposing the transportation demand ordinance management works that would live in the planning code and request from planning to walk you through. >> testifier: good evening. my
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name is wade-senior planner with the planning department. make said to be here in addition to the various apartments that probably mention that we've been working with either working with-at the department of environment as well as she ivan to get her input on this program. i just want to mention that. so, carly described the best practices from around the country in terms of pdm or transportation demand management to my we took those best practices and really try to make an innovative program here in the city that was san francisco specific and neighborhood specific within the city. there are three main elements to it, which i'll quickly go over and run through this my work on a project example. the first is a target aimed at reducing
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vehicle miles traveled. vehicle miles traveled measures the amount and this is a project might cause people to drive. it's what were now using an environmental review context to analyze transportation impact because it's a great indicator of a lot of citywide goals that were trying to achieve in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, air polluting emissions, energy noise, host of other things that it really captures the environmental impact of projects better than our previous measured by what we were using. so, the goal is to reduce vehicle miles traveled and we set specific targets at each individual project has to achieve in those targets are based on the number of parking spaces that are provided on-site. because of that literature that probably just talked about, describing their relationship between the number of parking spaces on a site and how much driving is going to
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occur there, i was listening earlier when bart was talking with a number of parking spaces they have near their stations, and if they want to reduce get other types of trucks to those sites it's a great way of either pricing those or providing new developments on those sites. that's all were thinking of this. in san francisco as well. so, i'm not. go into the details specifically of these four different when use categories, but in essence, the more parking you provide on-site the higher the target that you have to achieve. i will explain with the next component how you would achieve that target. that's called a menu of options. it's a selection of measures that a project sponsor, a new developer can select from to achieve the target. the menu has 26 measures that are all under the control of that developer
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and are all designed to reduce vehicle miles traveled. the measures have a range of point values associated with them. based on the relative effectiveness to each other. so, if we use the menu analogy, the low end of things, the things that are maybe healthy i'm a but not maybe like a potato or something, we are on the high end of things, extremely healthy like kale. you would get more points for that. you would get more vitamins from that sort of teacher. on-site. the developer can select they can decide how meat parking spaces there can provide, what is my target, what measures do i need to select from the menu to achieve that target. how this would work is the project sponsor would go online and i should clarify, we do not say this-this would apply to new
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development of 10 units or greater for my 10,000 ft.2 of nonresidential development or greater, or what we call a change of use of a similar size. so a project sponsor of one of these types of projects, before they ever file an application with a department would go on to our website, use a tool that would identify what their target is based on the number of parking spaces, look to the menu in the tool, figure out how they achieve that target and then submit that to the planning department with their application. so, instead of the current process where these things get tacked on at the end, this is upfront integrated into the project. the public is aware of it. it makes the developer think about them i can provide more parking? therefore to provide work pdm or less parking committee don't have to do that. so, they would
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then summit that with her application. that would become their pdm plan. here's an example of a project for how this might work out. a project in the dogpatch central waterfront neighborhood, comes in with 44 dwelling units that have 12 parking spaces. with the 12 parking spaces, they would have to meet a target of 14 points. under the planning code today they would have to do a couple of things. the first is they would've to provide bicycle parking, which they would get a .4 and then what we call parking on bottom. separating the costs that parking space from the cost of the year. so when you get that unit you don't automatically come up with a parking space. you get two points for that. so you are at three and you need 11 more points and the next thing you would look at is what is my parking supplied compared to my neighborhood context. this measure is designed to be similar with a lot of other planning provisions that talk
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about how do you fit within your neighborhood. we created this map based on estimates of what the existing parking rate is throughout san francisco. so, nocturnal percolate uneven number of offstreet spaces but the spaces that are on the site per unit throughout the city. so, in order to get any points for this measure, which is up to 11 points, you need to be parked at or below what your neighborhood is parked up. so, here in the dogpatch the rates is approximately .6 spaces per unit in every come back to the project, their part that half of that neighborhood rate they would get six points. so, to the code they get three parking now have nine total points that they need five more points and
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select some measures for them to get there. as i mentioned this 26 measures of the menus of a can of selected some other vicious. now, same project but same number of units they've decided to come and more parking. this time the provided 33 parking spaces. more parking, higher target, work pdm. they decided in this instance to provide more bicycle parking to get more points because they have to make up for the higher target this time they're not to get any points for the neighborhood of parking supplied because they're not part below it. so then they need to provide even more pdm. they decided provide more caution parking good i believe this one also as requires them to members membership with it and some family-friendly pdm measures that carly can talk to you later if you have questions about those. so, those are
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incentives would become a project plan. they would submit a planning department our staff would review that could recommend measures to our planning commission is worth all conditions of approval. they have to implement them if the project is approved. eventually, the planning commission approves the project. building permits eventually get issued and then comes the third basic elements of the workbooks and maybe the most important one. that's an implementation strategy. there's two subparts to this. the first part is city staff is going to go out and make sure that these measures are in fact effected where going to do research over time to refine that menu, refine the point values that are signed for those measures based on actual data collection projects that have a pdm plan. the second part
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is we are going to make sure that developers are actually doing the things they committed to. that might sound like audience but that is actually a proactive step that we have not implement it at the planning department previously and is something that the planning commission is enthusiastic about. so, how that would work is prior to the building actually becoming occupied city staff would go out there and make sure the measures are in place. we would do a pre-occupancy compliance check. hopefully, everything is good. we say go on your weight and become occupied. 18 months after that occupancy, the developer, the property owner, would have to start submitting ongoing compliance documentation to show that those measures are still in place and city staff would be doing audits once every three years to make sure that also
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occurs. so, this as carly alluded to, this is been a multiyear effort. the entirety of the program, and this pdm corridor has been within our minds i would say over the last year and a half or two years. once we have were conceptualized the program done a lot of robust outreach over the last 6-8 months refining the proposal. we went to the planning commission on april 28 to initiate the ordinance. they are actually sponsoring the legislation as opposed to a board of supervisors sponsor. we have some other commissions that we are going to three now and july 7. we hope to receive feedback and ultimately, incorporates my feedback into the works that will go before the planning commission on july 7 and then go on make its way to the public legislative
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process of the board of supervisors. in summary, were asking for your support today could work happy to answer questions they may have. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: thank you both for that terrific and very clear presentation. i appreciate it a lot. i would like to support this, but i have a question for and a concern. that is, i note on page 9 of the ordinance, at least, the version i have, with regard to the adoption of the planning commission standards -it starts online 11. no. yes.
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where it talks about your standards. i think this is right. >> testifier: under section 169.6? >> commissioner wald: yes. it talks about conservation with the staff mta, i wondered if it would be possible to include the department of the environment as one of your consulting agencies because, as you acknowledged and as we just heard we have a pdm program and tdm experts, two, and i think they would help ensure the robust of the standards of the program. >> testifier: commissioner, we
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have an director rafael have been part of conversations between our four agencies about discussions about just pdm in general and the larger world and who is responsible for what. we had a meeting last fall to talk about that and there were some follow up items from that meeting the we've not reconvened on. i think this is one of those items that we can consider and talk to and then we can filter that through. if that makes sense? >> commissioner wald: because, i have a follow-up question with regard to that. >> president omotalde: thank you for the question. >> testifier: i just wonder reiterate this amazing presentation be among you guys did a great job. it's so robust. i did all the weight you doing the points and vigor
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with which you put together this plan. i have a follow-up question which all asked after the other commissioners are done to the point of application it both respect to the item with the issue that commissioner wald brought up. i think they'll be a great thing for us to talk about and see what roles and responsibilities because it looks like what she's pointing to is the development of standards, which is how i think the problem is going to be developed so we can talk about with that makes no sense. thanks. >> commissioner wald: can i follow up on that point and question whether or not i need to move a amendment to the resolution or is colloquy enough to ensure that it gets talked about because i don't want to raise it and then have you you guys leave, and never think about it again. not to suggest you would necessarily do that.
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>> testifier: promise we will talk to you. >> testifier: ali that to your judgment. the oma and the other commissioners? commissioner wan >> commissioner wan:. you mentioned of yet they were the specific strategy. can you elaborate on what that means? >> testifier: sure. there are a few measures in the menu better neighborhood specific. this is probably the biggest one. this-it's hard to read the numbers but i'll give you a general sense. from red to blue is more parking to less parking. we acknowledge that different parts of the city have different access to
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transportation systems and based on that access, it might be important to were new development might be structured in a different weight in different parts of the city based on that access. so, it's easier to provide more parking in our parts of the city than it is elected tenderloin or chinatown north beach and stuff like that. that's one example. other examples we actually have bay area bike share on our menu and in order to get an additional point for that measure you have to be located near the bay area bike share station because it does make sense to necessarily provide membership if you're not really located near a station. there's a couple other measures that are similar in concept to that. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. rector rafael >> director raphael: i have a
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question. you mentioned the importance of follow-up not only from a right after the development is finished but did then use it every 18 months you would check in with the developer to make sure that: certain place. our developers still involved in their development or are they gone? who do you check up with? >> testifier: great question. ultimately, the undervalues the property owner is ultimately responsible for implementing the plan. there are a lot of different ways that developments are built. sometimes developers will go through the planning commission and get entitled to so the project and someone else builds it. some developers do the whole thing and go on through. ultimately, we are requiring a property owner to designate a
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pdm coordinator on site. so that we have a point of contact that we can reach. we are still working through the logistics on the court, nader changes over time, but that's the idea that we have someone that we can talk to in the coordinator can be shared between buildings. there are entities in the city that do these types of services at a nonprofit level. so that's a potential opportunity for them as well. >> director raphael: this is an interesting idea. i knew 2 ohms and applying to have a sustainability person on-site. in this case is a transportation at second but a waste person somebody we would have a point of contact on for zero waste my things are really interesting precedent. i know you party has some of these court, nader's on-site and there's been plus or minus 6s in terms of the responsiveness and how much. it sounds like this could be increased staff
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burden. i mean, as you have more and more these court, nader's on-site. is that funding for those positions covered in the fee in the transportation fee, were how are you going to support this? is the planning commission or were mta? was can be working with them? >> testifier: just to clarify, on-site means not on-site at the city. >> director raphael: clear-cut to check in with them on an 18 month basis? >> testifier: the key months is after the building comes occupied we would do an 18 month check-in and then it's once annually. even more robust. the word wicks has three potential fees. the first fee is about an application fee when a person that their plan. that fee will cover the staff time of reviewing the plan and the pre-occupancy compliance check. the ongoing annual
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compliance check will also have an annual fee. that will cover the administrative cost of that as well. you are absolutely correct that over time, as more and more projects come on, you potentially could need more and more staff, but we also think we will probably learn from the program and might need less staff time per project overtime. that happened in other jurisdictions that we appreciate. >> testifier: what we built in as an incentive, both for developer and to support our staffing is with five years in a row-five consecutive compliance being everything checks out perfectly, then you get bumped, you the project get bumped every three years. if you overcome and not in compliance debacle back into five years in a row. so, we really do want to create a-the goal is compliance not paperwork.
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>> president omotalde: thanks. commissioner stevens and medical back to commissioner wald >> commissioner stephenson: you said there's one to be a time where once it's all implementing assess the attractiveness and make sure the vehicle miles are offset by these points system. how quickly with that assessment be able to be done? when are we can know this is right and retool as needed? >> testifier: one thing that we did not mention is the points that are assigned right now based on extensive literature review and best practices documentation. so, the way that we've assigned points right now are grounded in some data about effectiveness. what we are looking to do is to refine our understanding as to how effective are these measures in san francisco and combined with each other, so just to be clear we are not starting without
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good knowledge foundation of what is effective. but we will be-we have, right now, developing a two-year program of research to collect more data and do some refinement, but we envision their assignment will be happening ongoing overtime was included in the word wicks is that at least every four years of online with a county cycle dissertation plan, will be updating the menu and the points on the targets but also allowing some flexibility to do that as new information is available on a short timeframe. were not anticipating doing on a monthly basis, but we one to be able to be nimble and responsive to new information and a dynamic field. >> president omotalde: thank you. commissioner wald
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>> commissioner wald: i want to begin i do think this is very creative and thoughtful legislation. i appreciate all of the work that you and all your partners have done in order to make it exactly that. but i would like to propose a amendment to the resolution before us and i would appreciate the advice of our attorney and our policy and communications director once i read it three. so, i would propose that on page 3 of the resolution before us, line 11, where it says further resolves, -i'm waiting for everybody to find it. we insert the following words. that the
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commission on the environment urges the authors of the proposed legislation to specifically include the san francisco department of the environment as one of the collaborators in the development of planning commission standards for the tdm program with reference to the section and the line and be it further resolved. stick in that that good language? yeah? >> president omotalde: yeah.
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>> commissioner wald: is that okay with you? the oma we have a motion. >> president omotalde: we have a motion. commissioner wald has made a motion to amend. correct? >> moved and seconded. >> president omotalde: all those in favor say, aye. >> clerk: public comment >> president omotalde: we need to open up to public comment on the motion to amend. public comment is limited to the motion to amend >> testifier:. this amendment,
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i apologize for not getting [inaudible] >> president omotalde: thank you. any further comment on the motion to amend? hearing none, public comment is closed. we have a motion. it's been seconded by commissioner stephenson. is that correct?. now we can proceed to a vote. all those in favor say, aye. any opposition? hearing none, the motion to amend the resolution passes. >> commissioner wald: now do we have to vote on the resolution as amended? >> president omotalde: yes, that is correct. now don't open a public comment on the motion
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as amended.-on the resolution as mentored >> clerk: motion to adopt the resolution and then open up to public comment >> president omotalde: okay. whew seconds >> president omotalde: commissioner stephenson makes a motion. second by commissioner bermejo. now it's open to public comments. >> testifier: my name is sylvia johnson. i do think you put the measurements in [inaudible] make additions to where we parked. the level of
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housing he's talking about [inaudible] we gain a lot more customers [inaudible] yes, i love to drive. [inaudible]
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getting these disease controls and schedules in order to make sure the environment is pure and clean and [inaudible] i'm not saying [inaudible] we do
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this to our own self. who will admit it? is walking over every day and- >> president omotalde: thank you. hearing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, are you ready to vote? on the resolution as amended, all those in favor say, aye. any opposition? hearing none,, the resolution passes. internet set up
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>> clerk: item 9 approval of resolution 26 10 proving that information asset fund to operate a revolving micro-loan program to small businesses interested in participating in the sf energy watch program. the explanatory documents are resolution file 2016 10 and the san francisco carbon fund recordation. on the agenda is speaker sean rosen must senior environment specials development of community partnerships. this item is for discussion and action. commissioners, in john's places which chan private sector coordinator for the department. >> testifier: good evening. which agenda department of the environment. standing for sean who i think is attending the graduation of his high school student daughter. so, pretty excited about this program. we have been looking at doing financing using pace and other things. recently, with some
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conversations with our san francisco energy watch staff who as you know once a very successful partnership with pg any working with small businesses and commercial property owners in san francisco to install energy efficiency projects over the last 10 years. san francisco energy watch is completed 5000 projects in small commercial businesses reducing energy consumption by 107 gw hours of electricity. but, as the energy code gets more strict overtime, these programs are running into some challenges because waiting since the programs were currently is the incentives can would be given for projects that go above and beyond the code and because the code is tighter now a lot of customers don't get incentives to do the work to get them to code. so
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they're turning down all of projects because that's out-of-pocket cost for them that they don't want to shoulder. so when we start conversations internally, it seems like it was definitely not an opportunity to provide some short-term low cost loans to those business owners to cover the co-pay that program does not cover and sometimes these co-pays can be as close a few hundred dollars were $1000. these projects we pay for themselves. quickly. so, there's many many projects out there that have not been able to move forward because the small business customer can write a check for $500. so, starting talking to sean who manage sf carbon fund this another opportunity with the strategic energy resources program that we also do with pg&e that provides some discretionary money for that apartment to come up with
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innovative programs that helps develops new ideas that could potentially lead to other cpc approved programs down the road. so, we put some funds together and thought about writing an rfp to we wrote an rfp to basically, in list a community lending partner that would help administer the loan fund and use san francisco energy watch internal program & sure as the customer interface and offer 0% short-term loans to customers so they could complete his energy watch projects and take advantage of the existing incentives out there. so, after reviewing and scoring of the rfp were received, we are happy to announce mission asset fund was
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the community lending partner that we selected. i think our next steps are to finalize the grant agreement with them and then finalize the program details, come up with marketing plans some marketing collateral and do some staff training on the program and also contractors and i think the great thing about this is there's a-there's a known backlog of projects that were not able to move for. we can directly back to customers and presented as a new offering moving forward. here with me tonight is kelsey mcdonagh's mission asset fund just want to give her a chance to juicer so. >> testifier: hello. thank for having me. the fund has a lot of experience providing their interests and social loans to small business owners-this one. the fund has a lot of experience providing social
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loans to small business owners and other loans throughout san francisco. the bay area nicely the nation. we've done over $5 billion in loans and i think are really looking for to this partnership with the san francisco department of the environment. there's a real gap for small business owners out there who can afford those co-pays and the small business program will allow them to not only get the small business loans but actually build their credit in the process and help transition them into the financial mainstream. so thank you for that recommendation, rich, and we look forward to the approval and working with you. thank you. >> president omotalde: thank you very much. commissioner, any discussion three.? director rafael >> director raphael: thank you for the presentation and i will give you a concrete example that important this is. and what you're voting on today is
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acceptance of this grant. so all approval of a grant award. this is coming from carbon fund that money. so just to put that in context, that is from a fee that we charge ourselves at city departments for our air travel. to offset that the mission from air travel we invest in whether it's carbon sequestration projects or reductions in emissions other places. one, i see there's some energy watch people in the back -wave your hands-they heard from them before and just for example the mission neighborhood grocery store there was a project that was about a $10,000 project. the store had to put up $1200 their own money. they got an incentive money. the difference at the end they saved $40,000
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over the course of this grant-of the lifetime of the product. so, that was an example of a store that therefore the $1200. but there are a lot of small businesses that can't afford that $1200. so they are missing out on the savings. we struggled for a long time to figure out how are we going to bridge that. how are we going to allow the small businesses? pg&e has financing but it starts at $5000. so there was this problem we have between zero and $5000 and were seen it over and over again. so i really want to commend the creativity of which chan from a green building program and lowell and his team from the energy watch program and sean from the grants program. this is everyone putting their heads together and finding an incredibly creative solution were so lucky to find a partner to administer these kinds of zero interest loan. it's a very exciting program. >> president omotalde: thank you so much. commissioner hoyos
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>> commissioner hoyos:. in relation to-i think the wonderful example of creative problem-solving and you found that spot where your program was not having the effect you want to any rollup your sleeves. i just think it's a great thing. i also am glad that mission-was there to partner. right on. congratulations. >> president omotalde: commissioner stephenson stephenson >> commissioner stephenson: this is a concept makes the so proud to work with the department of the environment. you, with amazing solutions to our problems and i think something we can do here in san francisco that i think other cities wish they could do. some very very proud to be associate with you all and congratulations. and to you for getting the grant. >> president omotalde: >> testifier: homages add to that, since we've been talking to some of our colleagues in the bay area but this program
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we have interest now from the east bay energy watch team that they want to pullpull with our students and bring it to the east bay the folks at pg&e are very excited about this. so there's a lot of interest in it seems that attached a nerve in terms of something that really need to be addressed. >> president omotalde: that's awesome. commissioner wald >> commissioner wald: because i agree with everything that has been said right-i want to move there we approve this resolution. >> resolution 2016-09 >> president omotalde: >> moved and seconded. >> president omotalde: all those in favor say, aye.-public comments. rewind. public comments. we still are very
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excited about, and it is limited to item 9. >> testifier: >> president omotalde: quirino public comment- >> testifier:[inaudible]
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>> president omotalde: thank you. hearing no further public comment public comment is closed. all in favor of the resolution say aye. any opposition? hearing none, the resolution is passed. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: that saddam >> clerk: items and directors report is been eight doctrines of the doctors reported updates on department of environment administrative and programmatic operations related to budget planning strategic planning clean-air transportation climate energy public outreach and education and environmental justice habitat restoration.
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the speaker is deborah raphael. this is a discussion item. >> director raphael: i would like to ask the new staff members here to stand up and come quickly to the microphone and i would love rather than me reading your names if you would introduce yourself and just say where you came from and what you are doing at the department of the environment now. there's a lot because the last commission meeting went long and we did not do that. they did not all start in the last month. >> staff: on sara peters i do social media and live the media is oh. the sunni taking photos don't get creeped out or worry. i then requested six photos some trying to catalog this advance. i came from san jose sharks. i'm happy to work with the department of the environment now. thanks. cap >> staff: my name is miguel-i
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was brought into duke energy re: could i with an internet copious goes and him coming back after graduating from san francisco state. i spent a year after that working in allegheny county and mandatory recycle program. relates said to come back and this time to be more specific energy outreach. home upgrade. for single family homes and also some outreach as well. >> staff: i am dean chong. i am working on the environment now i'm working on a few projects mostly with zero waste. step up and private down. and safe route to schools. i'm glad to be here. >> staff: my name is mark morales. i used to intern at
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850 bryant and juvenile hall. now i'm here with the department of environment working with the outreach team. >> staff: hello commissioners my name is megan cost and i actually came from city hall building management with the department of real estate and now i'm working for the commercial toxic production team here at sf environment and i'm glad to be here. thanks. >> staff: good evening commissioners my name is roy-i used to actually work retail for best buy in walgreens. so the greenfield is something new for me. i am part of the environment now it seemed and proud to be a member and do our reach for my community and hopefully i'm doing everyone thought. >> staff: good evening commissioners my name is kaisha rock. i started last november but haven't had the chance to
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introduce myself. i'm a senior renewable energy grenade at that apartment. i'm focused on consulting and integration of war just a bit of energy resources into the city like solar and energy storage and electric vehicle charging. my background isn't worried and working in solar energy for many years and energy policy with the state. thank you. >> staff: hi. good evening. i'm peter galata public relations information coordinator with the departments. often working closely with policy communications director on press media strategy external communications as well as pause. i come from the environment of consulting world but also previously with that apartment was a program associate with transportation team for two years. so the 50% goal is near and dear to my heart. i'm looking forward to being back in that apartment and helping to amplify on the
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work of the apartment out to the community. >>[applause] >> president omotalde: >> commissioner wald: one of the things most wonderful about meeting you all is the number of you who were here before and have come back, which i think speaks well for the departments. its culture, its mentorship, its commitment to helping people grow and grow up in jobs and their professions. yet another reason why being on this commission is such a thrilling experience for me and hopefully others. thank you all. especially those of you who have come back. >> president omotalde: yes, thank you appear i know you all work hard get we strike that out of you and we appreciate
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it. thank you for everything you bring to the department. commissioners come i want to tell you about some very important things. i'll keep it quick but these are important want to make sure you're aware of them. three different buckets. one is that strategic planning and ran something prostate we are hot and heavy in that right now. we have already completed 40 interviews, all of you got interviews so thank you for that. we didn't 1000 people that we went out to surveys for and now we are doing small group discussions. we have five of them scheduled just this week. one on energy, 10 waste, toxic and biodiversity which equity and communications so those are all happening this week with our consultants who are in town. then, they'll go back and start writing. though come back out here will have a second workshop on equity. also one on climate and then were going to think about in july: broader community workshop discussion so that by the end of july we will wrap this all up and able to present to you
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our plan for our strategic plan as well as any changes we have to the brand. >> director raphael: in terms of money the good news is our budget-isms over tomorrow. tomorrow to the final presentation to the budget committee. we got the board of supervisors report back. pay cuts the made are very small. they're very minor. were going to accept the recommendations tomorrow night expect that this budget chapter to be closed. we were just notified that took was on the electric vehicle front, the mayor's office is going to be paying for us to have a senior fellow come for a year so this is going to be a national search that they will help underwrite. this is the way the mayor's office acknowledging that we need some extra help in this area and find a way to give it to us. another element on the money front, a grant. we just completed today a huge grant to the department of
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transportation called the smart city granted their seven cities that were selected to be able to apply for it. it's $40 million from the department of transportation, $10 million from-a foundation and potentially other billions of dollars from the department of energy to redo our kids rotation system and electrify the fleets as well as many other vehicles in the city. hugely competitive. tremendous amount of work. i work out jesse denver, who spend many many weekends and nights putting this together and she was working hand in hand with uniqueness will transportation agency, were very excited to see whether not we'll get this grant. we have received some very wonderful grant that i think are indicative what 20 happening in the next year. one
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on hydrogen fuel cells engagement with other local governments to see about what is a hydrogen fuel-cell station permitting process look like and how do we start to look at hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. we got a grant to look at natural gas leaks. that's when commissioner hoyos has been talking about. were all familiar with san bruno get work familiar with massive either explosions or just leakage of natural gas we have a whole distribution system on under our streets and in our homes were very worried about natural gas leaks. were going to be partnering the city of oakland on that. then, in terms of events the last bucket, just want to call your attention to the fact that we have an amazing breakfast. our breakfast was the highest attended ever. the feedback we got from that has been nothing but a lovefest. it's been wonderful. thanks for
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your support. just let a major school education award summary and next year i will make sure you get invited to you can come because it's the most heartwarming thing ever. what's coming up is on may 29 this weekend working to be partners with carnival. they have-my french training [inaudible]. anyway, their whole theme is around the earth and environment. we been partnering with them in a lot of ways and see our presence they come if you, june 1 and second way the energy administration around the world coming to san francisco. to have a big meeting with the secretary of energy, gov. brown will be hosting a special side event for city and states on energy work and we will be front and center on that. the mayor will be speaking to the energy administers as well to all the sub nationals that gov. brown has assembled. finally, i just want to point out on june 3, there's any event called the
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climate is a partnership, which we at grace cathedral at 7 pm. that is scientists took the data from climate change and put it made music out of it so this is a mathematicians and musicians coming together they're going to be performing in grace cathedral with the amazing acoustics. so, if you're looking for something to do friday night june 3, i highly recommend that. that is my directors update. >> president omotalde: thank you. is there any discussion, commissioners? hearing none, let's move to public comments. on item 10 only. seeing none, public comment is now closed. next item >> clerk: x item item 11 policy committee reported highlights of the april of 2016 and may 9 2016 meetings. this is a discussion item. >> commissioner wald: thank you. at our april 11 meeting the topic that we focused on
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was the climate action plan from several key san francisco departments. specifically, the mta and the puc could do was a very informative meeting and the may 9 meeting however was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. i spec that soon we will be finalize the june policy committee agenda, probably it will be with the made policy committee was going to be and you all will take notice of it and you should all feel free to come, if you wish. thank you. >> president omotalde: any questions, commissioners? there which will open up item 11 to public comment. hearing none, public comment is now
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closed. will move onto next item >> clerk: x item item 12 operations committee reported highlights of the may 11, 2016 meeting. this item is for discussion. >> commissioner bermejo: we had a great presentation last week. there were 600*we do not get the whole presentation, and through tons of data there are some terrifying things that they found, most notably new people to the city don't seem to care about zero way schools we have. it was a great presentation. i really went a kind of parrot under pressure more about the adding of three interesting. we had presentation on this disposal of
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, through the pay rate which is why we recommended the folks passive. then we had a presentation on the new realignment of that apartment and an update on the budget which we heard primus fight director rafael. was a good meeting. again, tom doors for people that ever come. come to our meeting. >> president omotalde: thank you for that. any discussion, commissioners? hearing none,-sorry. >> commissioner wald: i want to come but i was out of town. so i wonder if would be possible to see like an organizational chart for the new realignment of that apartment because i think that might help people think about various programs and how they relate to each other. >> director raphael: yes will be happy to send that while the commissioners. >> commissioner hoyos: i have
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a question about the safe drug disposal things which i thought -harvey is there an opportunity was that animated address questions about it or comment on it? >> commissioner bermejo: we approved in the fee schedule for it. we had a great presentation that actually walked us through the history of the ordinance >> commissioner hoyos: i saw that in your >> commissioner bermejo: i'm sure that members of the department would walk you through that. i don't think we can talk about here because we already approved it. >> commissioner hoyos: i do not want to talk what the fee schedule these anyway. i'm just curious programmatically about some of the scale participation. i know it's creating more opportunity for that but anyway. but the pharmacy volunteer dimension that heavily a pmp that. i will
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follow. then, note on the note because i think i pushed my button quickly enough but on the issue of your report i just want to say was competent and helpful and congratulations on the new staff at just the budget moving forward in the grants and great job. thank you. >> president omotalde: now that item is opened four-item 12 is open for public comments. >> testifier: sylvia johnson. [inaudible] to make sure [inaudible] the pharmacies